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Posting Title:Senior Programme Officer
Job Location: India
Skill Required: Project/program Management,
Preferred Experience: 7-10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 06th Dec, 2021

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  • Under the overall guidance from the Regional Director, Asia and the Program Manager of IUCN India, the Senior Programme Officer will lead a diversified team of staff, volunteers, interns, and consultants, and will be responsible for implementing all project activities, managing funds, maintaining donor and stakeholder liaison and project development.


  • Manage and supervise all project activities as outlined in the agreement between donor and IUCN and subsequent revisions agreed upon by donor and IUCN;
  • Manage the project budget by ensuring the application of all appropriate IUCN and donor policies, procedures, and guidelines;
  • Manage and lead the project team, including the volunteers and the consultants, and ensure timely outputs from them;
  • Maintain close relationship with the donor and its pertinent staff and wings for compliance, funding, capacity development, and building networks for effective implementation of the project;
  • Develop and maintain networks, collaborations and partnerships with organizations, individuals and stakeholders on a regular basis in line with the project needs, risk management, and for smooth project implementation;
  • Ensure that all project reports on performance, financial, personnel, and procurement and all other committed deliverables are produced, submitted and accepted by the donor in a timely manner as per the agreement;
  • Ensure that the project work and progress are properly and regularly communicated with different stakeholders including other relevant government agencies;
  • Ensure all necessary IUCN’s management requirements, including timely submission of work plans, budgets, internal agreements, contracts, and progress reports;
  • Guide project team members to monitoring the performance of the project and track progress on issues, and report against key performance indicators of the project(s) in the light of monitoring protocol of the project;
  • Ensure that the project communications plan is properly implemented in the light of pertinent policies and guidelines of IUCN and donor; and
  • Ensure that IUCN and donor policies and mandates as outlined in the agreement are duly complied by the project team.


  • Contribute actively to the growth of the IUCN by designing and implementing projects under thematic areas, particularly on Agriculture and natural resource governance, and in the light of IUCN Programme 2020-2024;
  • Develop and submit proposals to appropriate agencies to fund initiatives in line with IUCN’s mandates;
  • Provide technical inputs into IUCN India integrated programme planning and other thematic programmes through technical inputs into project proposals, project implementation and monitoring, workshops, publications and papers, etc.; and
  • Cross programme learning on integrating environment, disaster management, food security, climate change, and sustainable livelihoods approaches along with mainstreaming of gender issues.


  • Effectively contribute to implementing IUCN’s ‘One Programme’ approach;
  • Support the institutionalisation of relationships with members, partners and other organizations of IUCN India’s constituency;
  • Be a focal point in the India Office for interaction with respect to areas in the line with IUCN’s thematic areas, programme areas, and Commissions;
  • Support the organisational restructuring and systems development needed to manage a growing programme;
  • Ensure IUCN’s brand and image are properly presented and maintained in all activities, forums and areas while developing and managing the country programme;
  • Develop and manage networks, and attend meetings and workshops related to the Country Programme;
  • Interact regularly with ministries and other agencies, local government, IUCN Members, IUCN Commissions, non-government agencies, development agencies, peers, scientists, and grassroots stakeholders to advise, plan, and design collaborative or interactive projects, and ensure projects are based on sound environmental knowledge;
  • Ensure that relevant information is communicated laterally, vertically and externally as appropriate; and
  • Undertake any other tasks that may be assigned by the Program Manager of IUCN India, from time to time.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management or other closely related fields, with 6 years relevant professional experience;
  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management or other closely related fields, with 5 years relevant professional experience;
  • Project management experience associated with agriculture addressing ecological and biodiversity concerns and livelihood improvements;
  • Experience in field programme/project operations, liaising with government, national and international organizations and development partners and in preparing proposals for funding, monitoring budgets and preparing financial reports in donor-specific formats;
  • Excellent presentation, writing and spoken communication skills in English are essential;
  • International experience will be an added advantage; work experience in more than one location or area of work is a plus;
  • With residence status, or the appropriate employment visa for India.


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